Join Ben Long for an in-depth discussion in this video Import and organize images, part of Introduction to Photography: Lightroom and Photoshop.
- As I said earlier, importing is the first step…in your workflow and with it comes organization,…simply because you have to choose a place…to import your images to.…There are many ways to import your images.…You can simply use your computer's operating system…to copy the files from your camera's media card…to your computer.…And that approach does work with Lightroom.…Or you can let Lightroom handle the copying for you.…You'll need a card reader,…either one that attaches to your computer…or one built into your computer.…You can also plug your camera directly into your computer,…effectively turning it into a card reader.…
However you end up performing the copy…the images have to be imported into Lightroom,…and here's why.…Lightroom is more than just an image editor,…it's also a database.…When you import an image into Lightroom,…Lightroom stores the location of that image…in a record in its database.…That record also contains all of the keywords…that you apply to the image,…the ratings, the edits that you make,…and it also stores small preview images.…
Where to begin learning tools like these? Right here. In this course, photographer, author, and educator Ben Long introduces the concepts and creative options behind photographic post-processing. From fixing problems to retouching, Ben shows how to do it, without overdoing it, with Lightroom, Photoshop, and the Adobe mobile apps.
- Importing and organizing images in Lightroom
- Rating images in Lightroom
- Adjusting images in Lightroom
- Retouching in Photoshop
- Making pixel-level edits in Photoshop
- Syncing and editing images in Lightroom mobile